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Radio Galaxy

Center Stage Gallery serves up blend of music and art

Photo credit:  Radio Galaxy and The Black Novas. The Memorial Day weekend kicked off to a great start with the unique sounds of Radio Galaxy and The Black Novas, as Center Stage Gallery hosted the Hue Note Cafe. Whether you are […]


A Farewell Salute to The “King of Blues” B.B. King

As I canvased the internet today reading up on the life and times of the “International King of Blues” B.B. King, I couldn’t help but recognize the extraordinary impact this legendary figure had on the music and entertainment industry. He […]


EM Music Critic’s review of “To Pimp a Butterfly”

Dr. William Hobbs, Empower Magazine’s Music Critic offers a singularly unprecedented review of Kendrick Lamar’s album, “To Pimp a Butterfly.” About Dr. William Hobbs William Hobbs (aka William Ashanti Hobbs, III) is from Fort Lauderdale, Florida by way of Atlanta, […]

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The Lighthouse Church to host Destiny Empowerment Seminar 2015

Get ready for a power-packed two days of inspiration and empowerment as The Lighthouse Church hosts Destiny Empowerment Seminar 2015. The event, which kicks off with a red carpet experience, will begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 2 and 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. […]


Calling out all your dreams: “Just Do It”

If you live in the U.S. and have during the era of Nike’s slogan, “Just Do It,” then you’re familiar with how powerful those simple words can be. The iconic marketing slogan gives a push to someone sitting on the fence and asking questions like, should […]

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Family Vacation

Affordable Texas Retreat: Shady Oaks Cabins

by Victoria Richards Summertime in Texas is the perfect season for a special family getaway. With scorching temperatures and children anticipating the start of school, everyone may feel a bit restless. A nice mini-vacation will help you cope with Houston […]


Le Méridien New Orleans: Hotel, Hideaway, Hub

The former W. Hotel located at 333 Poydras Street took on a new name and face just in time for the Essence Festival. The same luxury and attention to detail remains, but after a $29 million renovation, Le Méridien has […]


My 18 Hours in Paradise: Nassau, Bahamas

by Pamilla Hiner Sometimes a quick getaway is all that is needed to detox from the burdens of family, managing a career, or just to escape the everyday responsibilities of this thing called life. After a rough day at work, […]

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A Look at the 2nd Annual Go DJ Awards

This past week in Houston at the NRG Reliant Center on July 20th, a number of the biggest names involved in the Houston music scene were honored at the 2nd Annual GO DJ Awards Show. The event was all about […]


4 Life-Changing Lessons I Learned at ESSENCE Fest

Approximately 500,000 people descended upon New Orleans July 2-6 to partake in the experience known as the Essence Festival. It’s part education, part party, part concert, part shopping excursion, part networking event, and ALL the way fabulous. It is impossible to […]


Empire To Hit Blu-ray & DVD Sept. 15th

Experience up to 50 minutes of special features, including behind-the-scenes featurettes, uncut music performances and commentaries by cast and producers LOS ANGELES, CA (July 2, 2015) – Become a part of the phenomenon that captivated the nation when “TV’s biggest […]

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Crumb Scene Investigates: Put the Lime in the Coconut!

My family loves fruit salads with our favorite summer fruits. But sometimes the fruits may not be as sweet as we would like – this dressing changes that with two simple ingredients. Yes, just two you are going to put […]

peaches and cream

Crumb Scene Investigates: My Dream is of Peaches and Cream

Peaches are another one of those luscious summer fruits and when you get some good sweet and juicy one’s you don’t need much else, except maybe some sweet almond cream. This recipe celebrates simplicity but tastes anything but simple. The […]

chef mariea tuna salad

Crumb Scene Investigates: Tuna Salad Al Fresco

This tuna salad is meant to be enjoyed with our summer’s bounty and in the fresh air. This is a lighter take on the traditional tuna salad. It is heavy on the fresh vegetables and light on the dressing. It’s […]

Vanilla Strawberry Lemonade

Crumb Scene Investigates: Vanilla Strawberry Lemonade

Ok Houston, it’s still hot out there! And it’s the perfect time for some refreshing homemade lemonade. In this special recipe we will be using some of summer’s bounty fresh strawberries and the sumptuous rich flavor of vanilla to create a […]

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Look What The Astros Just Did!

WOW! Number 54 on the Astros roster Mike Fiers just pitched an amazing “No Hitter” for Houston against the LA Dodgers to keep Houston solidly atop the America League West Division at 67-56. What is Amazing about this “No Hitter” is that it […]

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The $1.8 Million Goes To….

What an Amazing display of grit and determination by both Jason Day and Jordan Spieth yesterday during the final round of the 97th U.S. PGA Championship. And, with a total purse of $10 Million in play of which $1.8 Million […]

97th PGA Championship (3)

Jordan – USA or Jason – Australia?

The 97th U.S. PGA Championship is down to its last day, and Dallas, Texas Native Jordan Spieth is perfectly positioned to win his unprecedented 3rd Major Golf Championship of the 2015 Season. However, Australian born Jason Day is atop the […]


Who’s The Texans Starting Running Back?

Texans Head Coach Bill O’Brien is playing his cards close to the vest when it come to running backs. Yet, with the first preseason game taking place on August 15th against the San Francisco 49ers, someone will definitely get the […]